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EU accountability mechanisms and the next generation of UK environmental law

Dates:
  • Thu 31 Jan 2019 17.00 - 18.30
  Add to Calendar 2019-01-31 17:00 2019-01-31 18:30 Europe/Paris EU accountability mechanisms and the next generation of UK environmental law

The prospect of leaving the EU forces reflection on EU arrangements for environmental accountability from a fresh perspective. It is self-evident that most UK environmental law originates in EU legislation. EU environmental law will in the first instance be carried over to a post-Brexit UK legal system, as ‘retained’ law. More difficult, and more academically interesting and practically significant in the longer term, is how and whether the UK will develop an effective system of environmental governance and accountability, including robust institutions for making and sticking with environmental norms. As well as highlighting the fragility of existing and plausible purely domestic arrangements for environmental protection, this task encourages reflection on EU as both a community of law and a community of peers, with associated benefits and challenges. The flaws of EU accountability are more important than ever, but the seriousness of the institutional endeavour at EU level is increasingly apparent

Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle

The prospect of leaving the EU forces reflection on EU arrangements for environmental accountability from a fresh perspective. It is self-evident that most UK environmental law originates in EU legislation. EU environmental law will in the first instance be carried over to a post-Brexit UK legal system, as ‘retained’ law. More difficult, and more academically interesting and practically significant in the longer term, is how and whether the UK will develop an effective system of environmental governance and accountability, including robust institutions for making and sticking with environmental norms. As well as highlighting the fragility of existing and plausible purely domestic arrangements for environmental protection, this task encourages reflection on EU as both a community of law and a community of peers, with associated benefits and challenges. The flaws of EU accountability are more important than ever, but the seriousness of the institutional endeavour at EU level is increasingly apparent


Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle

Affiliation:
Department of Law

Type:
Conference

Speaker:
Prof. Maria Lee (University College London)

Contact:
Helene Debuire Franchini - Send a mail

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